The Craniofacial Dental Team Specialists
Cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial anomalies usually affect a child’s dental development. Teeth in the area of the cleft may be missing or improperly positioned. There may also be extra teeth or malformed teeth. In addition, affected teeth may be more susceptible to tooth decay. For these reasons, care of the teeth should begin as soon as the teeth emerge. Preventive practices with regular visits to the pediatric dentist will help to ensure the best dental outlook for your child.
- Dental Implant Reconstruction – The dental implant reconstruction physician is specially trained to support children who have craniofacial anomalies that may require dental implants, facial reconstruction, or bone grafting. They work together with the plastic surgeon and orthodontist.
- Prosthodontics – Our pediatric prosthodontist specializes in dental appliances and implants.
Pediatric Dental Residents
Dental residents from the Nicklaus Children's pediatric dental residency program participate in the Craniofacial Clinics, providing evaluation of each child's teeth and facial growth.
For patient families seeking ongoing dental care and management, Nicklaus Children's offers its Pediatric Dental Program, located at the Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
The oral maxillofacial surgeon is specially trained to perform reconstructive dental and maxillofacial surgery for children with craniofacial anomalies.
Primary Office: Boca Raton
Clinical Interests: correction of dentofacial deformities, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and complex dental implantology.
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